From the Wheelhouse:
It was another great September day out on the water. We managed to not get too wet while going in search of marine wildlife. On both the morning and afternoon trips today we saw resident orca and identified the A30′s, A11′s, A36′s, and A12. We watched as they foraged and traveled down the strait. We put the hydrophone in the water and got to hear some wonderful vocalizations and echo location!
It is such an amazing sight to see the 150+ Steller sea lions out on the rocks and to hear them ‘growling’.
This time of year sure brings out a lot bird activity with 8 soaring bald eagles, 100′s of sooty shearwaters and common murres, a few pelagic cormorants and Northern cormorants. On this mornings trip we had an ornithologist on board who was happy to see all the bird activity and spotted a longtail jaeger, black legged kittiwake, 2 ancient murrelets and 2 sabine gulls!
Also on both trips today we were happy to see 8 humpback whales. We managed to identify ‘Conger’, ‘Freckles’, and ‘Domino’.
Captain Wayne’s Quote of the Day:
“When we lose the right to be different we lose the right to be free.” – Charles E. Hughes
Next Available Tours:
Monday, September 19 at 9:0 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 21 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.